Follow us:

Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

December 12, 2011 at 5:02 PM

More honors for Seferian-Jenkins, and a couple other notes


UW tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was named to another Freshmen All-American Team today, this one from FoxSportsNext.

He’s been named as the tight end on every single one of these I’ve seen, making it basically a consensus that he was the top tight end in his class this year.

That’s not a huge surprise given that Seferian-Jenkins (pictured above in a Dean Rutz photo making a catch at Stanford) was generally regarded as the No. 2 tight end prospect in the country last year. No. 1 was generally considered to be Nick O’Leary, who went to Florida State and had a decent year with 12 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown.

Seferian-Jenkins, meanwhile, caught 36 passes for 479 yards and six touchdowns — the latter tying with Jermaine Kearse and Kasen Williams for most receiving TDs on the team — by far the best season for a Husky freshman tight end in history.

In fact, it also ranks as one of the better seasons for any UW tight end.

Here is a list of the top 10 tight end receiving seasons in UW history:

1, Jerramy Stevens (2000), 48 receptions.
2, (tie) Kevin Ware (2002) and David Bayle (1980), 42.
4, Bill Ames (1989), 39.
5, Dave Williams (1965), 38.
6, (tie) Rod Jones (1985), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (2011) 36.
8, (tie) Mark Bruener (1994) and Rod Jones (1986), 34.
10, (tie) Mark Bruener (1993), Aaron Pierce (1991) and John Brady (1972), 30.

And here’s the ranking in terms of yards:

1, Williams, 1966, 795
2, Stevens, 2000, 641
3, Seferian-Jenkins, 2011, 479
4, Ware, 2002, 475
5, Brady, 1972, 450.
6, (tie) Bruener, 1993 and Conwell, 1995, 414.
8, Pierce, 1991, 366.
9, Brady, 1971, 361.
10, Bayle, 2980, 460.

And the six touchdowns already ranks him tied for fourth on the career TD receiving list for a tight end behind Brady and Conwell with 10 each and Stevens with nine, tied with Conwell, Pierce and Cameron Cleland. (And as an aside, last time I did such a list I got som e-mails from some older fans who questioned the inclusion of Williams at tight end. This is how the school lists the records, so I’m merely using their records and updating them. )

Obviously, Seferian-Jenkins has been a huge addition (literally, figuratively, you name it) in the UW offense this season and has a great chance to rewrite the Husky record books at tight end (even if he only has three years to do it, as may be the case).

Consider that UW got just six catches for 47 yards out of the tight end spot last year and it’s evident the difference he made in the offense this season.


Greg Biggins reports that Zach Banner his trip to UW this weekend was “great.” It was the fourth of his five visits as he has already gone to Michigan, Oklahoma and Notre Dame and will visit USC on Jan. 13. Biggins quotes Banner as saying that: “Washington felt like home. I really love the team there. The coaches are great. The team is full of a bunch of down-to-earth guys, and I really loved the family atmosphere.” He also said: “Oklahoma was my favorite trip coming in to this one but Washington is right there with them now. I probably need to reflect a little more since I just got home but UW was a great visit for sure. I have the USC trip and then I plan to commit the following Monday, January 16th or the 18th.”

— Here’s an interesting story on Tim Tebow that includes an anecdote about Steve Sarkisian’s involvement in USC’s unsuccessful attempt to lure Tebow to Los Angeles.

— USC OT Matt Kalil and Utah DT Star Lotulelei won the Morris Trophy today as the best linemen in the Pac-12.

Robert Griffin III is presenting the Top 10 List on David Lettermen tonight. Here’s a preview.

— Miller also has this look at All-Americans based on NFL potential.



No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.

The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.

The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►